Centre Launches Nai Udaan Scheme for Minorities
New Delhi: The Ministry of Minority Affairs of the government of India has announced a new scheme. Nai Udaan – Scheme for Support to Minority Students for preparation of Main Examination, who clear Prelims conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission, State Public Service Commissions etc. The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial support to the minority candidates clearing prelims conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission and State Public Service Commissions to adequately equip them to compete for appointment to Civil Services in the Union and the State Governments and to increase the representation of the minority in the Civil Services.
The scheme would cover 800 candidates for financial support throughout the country. Of these 568 would be Muslims, 96 Christians, 80 Sikhs, 32 Buddhists, 7 Parsis and 17 Jains. Total family income of the candidates from all sources should not exceed Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum.
The rate of financial assistance will be maximum Rs. 50,000 for Gazetted Post; and Rs. 25,000 for Non-Gazetted Post only as support to the minority candidates who have cleared the Prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commissions; Staff Selection Commissions or State Public Service Commissions etc for Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ Civil Services.
For details log onto: http://www.naiudaan-moma.gov.in/